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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Ref the Dodger question, I'm pretty much with Copa. Our girl has a fixed screen with folding canvas top and fold down, roll up full cockpit enclosure.

Year or so back we went up the NSW coast in plus 35knots close hauled. Lots of spray and a very wet deck but no wet weather gear needed, didn't even wear shoes and my socks stayed warm and dry.

In hot weather open the screen but cover keeps us shaded.

Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)

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